Applied Behavior Analysis is the science of behavior based on learning theory. ABA at Indian Creek begins with a functional behavior assessment (FBA) to help determine the reason for behavior. FBA informs the plan to change the environment or teach new skills so the child can meet their needs in a better way. FBA identifies a starting point from which data will drive progress. A treatment plan is developed using evidence-based methods to systematically reduce problems while teaching and reinforcing new skills such as communication skills, play skills, social skills, ability to follow directions and ability to be independent. Brief discrete trial training in a controlled setting is balanced with application in natural settings with the parent involved in the process. ABA services are provided by trained staff under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Services are typically provided in the home, daycare or community. Services can be provided in school if appropriate. Due to COVID 19 ABA services are available primarily through telehealth but can be supplemented in person with safety measures in place.
Assessments – a qualified clinician will complete a full assessment in collaboration with the child, family and other members of the treatment team. The assessment may include the use of direct observations, interviews and standardized testing. The assessment will result in refined recommendations for ongoing services and identification the child’s specific strengths, needs and treatment goals.
Behavior Analyst/Consultant – Provides for the clinical direction of services to the child. Designs programs and trains parents, caregivers and behavior technicians on the implementation of programs and the collection of data to measure progress. Develops new treatment plans as child’s needs change. Collaborates with team members across settings. **BCBA and well-qualified BSL staff are utilized in this role.
Registered Behavior Technician/ Therapeutic Support Staff – Works directly with the child to implement ABA programs and provide immediate feedback to the child. The technician models strategies and supports parents and caregivers with direct implementation. The technician collects data to measure child’s response to ABA programs. RBT and well-qualified TSS staff are utilized in this role.
For more information about ABA, contact the ABA Clinical Coordinator at 267-203-1500 x334Click Here to Download the Intake Form